doboba

Guitarist/bassist/music lover living in Boston, MA.

Comments from doboba

Things like this and the angry mob mentality of the Saturday counter- protest in Boston (see the many, many posts in the Fight Supremacy fb event justifying violence and essentially calling those who call for nonviolence "bootlickers") make me very worried for our country right now. Did we learn nothing MLK and Ghandi? You can't defeat an ideology through force or hatred. When your side has the moral high ground, then you win the battle of ideas-- and that's the true front line.
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August 18, 2017 on Killer Mike Selling Anti-Confederate Merch
Pornhub is the Shelbyville to SG's Springfield.
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August 13, 2017 on Kid Rock Senate Run Gains GOP Support
Nope, and at least based on my interactions with Saudi women, many actually *like* it that way. Most families (at least the ones in which women work/are given some degree of independence by their wali--male guardian) have private drivers, and from what I've heard, Saudis drive like maniacs, often in absurdly powerful, expensive sports cars.
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August 11, 2017 on Saudi Singer Arrested For Dabbing, Says He Did It By Accident
Btw not in any way trying to say that makes me some sort of expert, but I did pick their brains quite a bit about their country, so I think that have me some interesting perspective on the topic of Saudi Arabia.
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August 11, 2017 on Saudi Singer Arrested For Dabbing, Says He Did It By Accident
I've *heard* (don't know for a fact) that the dab move is supposedly what you do when exhaling after taking a dab of hash.
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August 11, 2017 on Saudi Singer Arrested For Dabbing, Says He Did It By Accident
I dated a girl from Saudi Arabia and got to knew her whole immediate family, so that was interesting, but I'm sure it's nothing compared to your Uncle Jim's wealth of knowledge.
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August 10, 2017 on Saudi Singer Arrested For Dabbing, Says He Did It By Accident
Every new National album is one of their best albums.
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August 9, 2017 on The National – “Carin At The Liquor Store” Video
He's putting that masterful shit-talking ability to perfect use here.
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August 7, 2017 on Liam Gallagher On Whether He’d Do Carpool Karaoke: “James Corden Is A Knobhead”
Not exactly. It's true the polls were systematically off by around 2-3 percentage points, but they were in 2012 too (with Obama overperforming), and the results were within the margin of error both times. The difficulty is in determining likely voters. There's an awful lot of statistical noise added between the population of people answering researchers' polls and the population that shows up at the polls to cast their votes.Not to mention many predictions focused excessively on national polls, ignoring the possibility of such a big popular-electoral split. With such large numbers as 60 percent of Trump supporters saying they disapprove of Islam and 76 percent saying they support a travel ban on Muslims, do you really doubt that over 50 percent of his supporters are Islamophobic? Even favoring in some variation, it would have to be a pretty large statistical aberration of less than 50 percent of his voters held such views.
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August 5, 2017 on Roger Waters To Critics Of His Anti-Trump Tour: “Go See Katy Perry”
And is there really any denying that a large portion of Trump's base subscribes to his deplorable views? There's actually a good amount of data showing Hillary was generally correct in her estimation, too. This is of course a piece by Ta-Nehisi Coates, so there's opinion here, but check out the hyperlinks with polling data on the views of Trump supporters: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/09/basket-of-deplorables/499493/
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August 4, 2017 on Roger Waters To Critics Of His Anti-Trump Tour: “Go See Katy Perry”
She didn't call Trump voters writ large deplorables. She specified it was about half of them. It's more like if there are two people present and I said, "One of you is a worthless prick" and specified why, then the person who fit the specifications would be the worthless prick. And that would be the person who would take offense--because they self-identify as the worthless prick based on those criteria.
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August 4, 2017 on Roger Waters To Critics Of His Anti-Trump Tour: “Go See Katy Perry”
Sure, they don't like it, and of course you're right about it not being a smart move for a politician to insult voters the way Hillary did. But she specifically listed the attributes of the deplorables: "The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it" and numbered them as about half of Trump voters. Anyone who takes offense must be someone who self-identifies as racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic or Islamophobic, and I don't have the slightest problem ridiculing and insulting such people. And as for Roger Waters, look at any crowd at one of his concerts and I guarantee that, by far, the largest demographic will be white, male baby boomers--aka Trump's base.
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August 4, 2017 on Roger Waters To Critics Of His Anti-Trump Tour: “Go See Katy Perry”
I don't necessarily disagree with his stances here, but he sure is grating in how he expresses his views. Not to mention the "Trump is a pig" thing is not particularly clever or anything.
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August 4, 2017 on Roger Waters To Critics Of His Anti-Trump Tour: “Go See Katy Perry”
Found myself singing along before even getting through the song once. I think that's a good sign.
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August 2, 2017 on Kelela – “LMK”
Love the singles, the rest is very good but doesn't sustain the greatness all the way through the way their previous albums do though, imo. My least favorite of his, but that's only because Innerspeaker and Lonerism set the bar so insanely high.
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August 1, 2017 on Watch Tame Impala Play “Love/Paranoia” On The Tonight Show
My thoughts exactly. Nothing at all wrong with touching yourself at night, unless you're some sort of insanely repressed prude.
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July 31, 2017 on Watch My Morning Jacket’s Jim James Join Angel Olsen At Newport Folk Festival
I saw her a while back on the Thao + Mirah tour and got to chat with her for a while afterwards. She's absolutely delightful and has one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard. I get really excited whenever she puts out new material, and this song does not disappoint!
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July 31, 2017 on Mirah – “Sundial”
Why on earth would he does that? Angel's an incredible talent, who would pass up the chance to jam with her on two great songs? I think his playing complemented the songs pretty well!
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July 30, 2017 on Watch My Morning Jacket’s Jim James Join Angel Olsen At Newport Folk Festival
I love "whisperi'lllistentohearit" and "Do I Have to Talk You Into It?" so we'll have to agree to disagree.
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July 29, 2017 on Stream Arcade Fire Everything Now
What songs do you consider filler? Only tracks I really am not a fan of are the instrumentals and "Shotgun." Love everything else.
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July 28, 2017 on Stream Arcade Fire Everything Now
I must admit that I've had the knives out from the beginning, but I re-listened to "Funeral" yesterday and, I think, came to empathize more with the bigger AF fans out there: this is a band who cares, whose grand statements have the power to truly touch people. Then I listened to this album, with what I hoped to be a more open mind. But aside from the title track and a few other moments, it's just dreadful. The Pitchfork review is so completely right in just about every way. "Arcade Fire used to be goobers whose bombast and sanctimony were forgiven because their music was so dazzling." They mention several times "why we love" their music. They tear it apart, but it clearly gives them no joy. The end part about the awfulness of the line about committing suicide to "Funeral" is absolutely devastating. A must read, imo, some of their finest work.
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July 28, 2017 on Stream Arcade Fire Everything Now
I got downvoted for saying I loved that song (and the Ed Sheeran collab with TSwift), but dammit, I do. I might not hate Ed Sheeran so much if he would only do collaborations with female artists.
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July 27, 2017 on Jessie Ware – “Midnight”
I really don't know much about Phish and used to have a very visceral, negative reaction to them. It might be the excessive amount of smoking pot and playing guitar or something, but I'm starting to enjoy them! I especially love the song "Waiting All Night." Any suggestions for albums (live or studio) to check for a beginner?
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July 27, 2017 on Watch Phish Cover Fleet Foxes At MSG
Yeah, especially considering his signing of DOMA and "dont ask, don't tell," I could definitely picture '90s Bill Clinton doing something like this.
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July 27, 2017 on Lady Gaga Speaks Out Against Trump’s Transgender Military Ban
I'm sure you're right. I guess I'm really just frustrated that we have to continue dealing with this constant bullshit for another three years. I wish we had a mechanism for recalling president, like the vote of no confidence that parliamentary systems have. I'm also terrified about the prospect of him getting re-elected, because it happened in Maine with Paul LePage, a politician who also won with less than a majority and who is openly bigoted and who boasted he was "Trump before Trump became popular." I read an Onion article today with the headline "Trump Administration Worried President Burning Through Minority Scapegoats At Unsustainable Rate" and it was so completely spot-on. It was funny, but also incredibly sad because it's 100% accurate.
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July 26, 2017 on Lady Gaga Speaks Out Against Trump’s Transgender Military Ban
I appreciate Lady GaGa standing up for trans people, but unfortunately the attempt to reach Trump is doomed to fail. We're dealing with a person who has either no capacity or no desire to show the most basic decency and empathy towards his fellow human beings. He is morally deficient. The only way to deal with him is to take action to defeat him by voting him and his enablers out of office. I just hope that the daily outrages don't turn into complacency over the next three years, and that people (especially young people) turn out in 2018 and 2020 to overwhelmingly repudiate him and his agenda.
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July 26, 2017 on Lady Gaga Speaks Out Against Trump’s Transgender Military Ban
Yeah I just listened to "Reflektor" yesterday and it was a terrible slog. I'm really not a fan of their brand of pedantic, slam-you-over-the-head Big Ideas social commentary, and so many of the songs are just incredibly boring sonically.
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July 26, 2017 on Premature Evaluation: Arcade Fire Everything Now